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Wind Economic Development Resources and Tools

This page lists wind-related economic development resources and tools such as publications, Web resources, and news.

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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
2/29/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description
3/1/2012 HI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Initial Economic Analysis of Utility-Scale Wind Integration in Hawaii
3/1/2012 News
Econ. Dev.
LBNL/NREL Analysis Predicts Record Low LCOE for Wind Energy in 2012-2013
4/30/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program
5/1/2012 News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Do Your Part in Securing a Sustainable Renewable Energy Future for America
5/31/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy
5/31/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Illinois Wind Farms and Growth
6/30/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Economic Impact: Wind Energy Development in Illinois
6/30/2012 CA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation at High Penetration Levels: A Pilot Case Study of California
6/30/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Section 1603 Treasury Grant Expiration: Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications
7/24/2012 News
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Use No-Brainer for Hotel Owner
7/31/2012 IA News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Spirit Lake School District Case Study
8/28/2012 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Web-Based Tool Updated to Aid in Evaluating Best Use of Incentive Dollars
9/21/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Impact of Wind Development on County-Level Income and Employment: A Review of Methods and an Empirical Analysis
9/30/2012 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses
10/8/2012 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Gratiot County Wind Project Case Study
11/19/2012 MA News
Agricultural
Public Lands
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Workshop Explores Information's Role in Wind Project Siting: A Wind Powering America Success Story
11/27/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind Benefits Fact Sheet
12/3/2012 News
Econ. Dev.
CEMEX Wind Turbine Project Case Study
12/17/2012 News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Colorado's Huerfano County Welcomes Wind Energy Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story
12/20/2012 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Water Conservation Just One of Many Reasons to Support Wind Energy
1/31/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado
3/25/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities
3/31/2013 WY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Development from New Generation and Transmission in Wyoming and Colorado
4/22/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2011 Cost of Wind Energy Review
5/16/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Understanding Renewable Energy Businesses: Aligning Renewable Energy Firms + Economic Developers
5/20/2013 News
Web Resource
Tool
Econ. Dev.
NREL Launches Renewable Energy Optimization Tool Website
6/12/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Development's Economic Impact on Rural Communities
6/17/2013 KS Publication
Econ. Dev.
Technical and Economic Feasibility Study of Utility-Scale Wind at the Doepke-Holliday Superfund Site
6/17/2013 UT Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Development as 'Sustainable Entrepreneurship'
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization
6/30/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model: Offshore Wind User Reference Guide
7/11/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Southeast Region
7/22/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Analyzing Economic Development Through Wind Power
7/29/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Water-Smart Power: Strengthening the U.S. Electricity System in a Warming World -- A Report of the Energy and Water in a Warming World
8/12/2013 News
Econ. Dev.
Re-Powering a Wind Farm: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
8/12/2013 UT News
Publication
Econ. Dev.
New Reports Provide Economic Analyses of Potential Wind Development in Utah
9/23/2013 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
System Advisor Model
10/1/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Transmission Line JEDI Model User Reference Guide
10/1/2013 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Midwestern Region
11/14/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Forum Enhances Positives of Wind Production
11/18/2013 IA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimated Economic Impacts of Utility-Scale Wind Power in Iowa
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes Region
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico Region
1/13/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Mid-Atlantic Region
3/26/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
The Statewide Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma: An Input-Output Analysis by Parts Examination
4/7/2014 OK News
Econ. Dev.
New Study Examines Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Counting Jobs and Economic Impacts from Distributed Wind in the United States
5/5/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Growing a Wind Workforce: The National Wind Energy Skills Assessment Report
5/11/2014 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2014
5/13/2014 News
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
DWEA Launches SMART Wind Consortium
6/13/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Representatives Introduce Rural Wind Energy Development Act
8/1/2014 IN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts from Indiana's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Power
8/11/2014 News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Renewable Northwest Releases New Energy Imbalance Market Outreach Materials
8/18/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
REAP Funding Update, Part II
12/1/2014 ME Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Energy Construction and Operations in Maine: 2006-2018
1/23/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Creates Jobs Strategy Council
1/30/2015 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Beneficial to Rural Oklahoma Communities
2/11/2015 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
New Model Demonstrates Offshore Wind Industry's Job Growth Potential
3/12/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
A Future for Wind Energy: Energy Department Releases Highly Anticipated Wind Vision Report
4/1/2015 TX Publication
Econ. Dev.
In Texas, Advanced Energy Is Booming
4/24/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Wind Industry Participates in Joining Forces Initiative
5/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2015 Annual Review on Renewable Energy and Jobs
5/18/2015 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Illinois
7/30/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Estimating Renwable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results
8/1/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model Fact Sheet
8/5/2015 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Economic Impacts of Wind Projects: Myths and Facts
8/12/2015 RI Publication
Econ. Dev.
Rhode Island Clean Energy 2015 Industry Report
9/16/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy Department Announces $70 Million for Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing
9/28/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy Department's State Energy Program Funds Awards to Advance Northeast Offshore Wind Market
10/6/2015 OK Publication
Econ. Dev.
New Report Outlines Wind Industry Impacts in Oklahoma
11/10/2015 News
Tool
Econ. Dev.
Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model
3/28/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
E2: More than 2.5 Million Americans Work in the U.S. Clean Energy Industry
4/1/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Midwest
4/18/2016 VA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Report: Virginia Offshore Wind Economy Could Employ More than 14,000
5/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy and Commerce Departments Announce Lab Partnership Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses and Manufacturers

Software

Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool

The Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool allows users to input location and terrain information about a potential wind system site in the United States and predict the energy output and environmental benefits of that site. The tool is designed to help potential wind energy system consumers choose the most effective site for their wind energy project.

Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool

A Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook helps utilities and policymakers advance the market for on-site wind generation across the nation. The Web tool's financial model measures the impact of various policy combinations on distributed wind turbine project economics and can be used to rank the "best and worst" state markets for returns on investment for various project scenarios.